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Evaluating and Demonstrating Weed Control Options for Direct Seeded Fall Vegetable Crops

This project will research, analyze and demonstrate the efficacy of several minimal tillage techniques to manage weeds generally, but especially amaranthus weeds, commonly referred to as pigweed, in fall grown vegetable crops that are usually direct seeded including spinach, beets, and carrots.
Through trials on three certified organic vegetable farms, the project will collect data about the efficacy of various non-chemical and minimal tillage methods to manage weeds, while analyzing the efficiency of labor usage and relationship to soil health, in order to inform growers about optimizing their integrated weed management strategy.

 

This project is funded through the North Central Region SARE Partnership Grant Program as project (ONC18-038).  The three  partner farms are:

 

Mellowfields

Moon on The Meadow

The Red Tractor Farm

 

Stay tuned for results from year one!

For More Information Contact Tom Buller 785-843-7058